On November 24, 2020, at 7 pm, Northern New York Maple Specialist Adam D. Wild, director of the Uihlein Maple Research Forest at Lake Placid, NY, will be the final presenter in the Fall 2020 Cornell Maple Program Virtual Workshop series. He will include information on the second-year results of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP)-funded research into whether re-tapping maple trees in one sap season can increase single-season syrup production. To register for the six-program Cornell maple virtual series, go to https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6MrFc7JTqE2oh1j.
Changing weather patterns are causing maple producers in northern New York to seek information on the best time to tap trees for maximum production value. Research conducted outside of northern New York has indicated that tapping for early sap run and re-tapping later in the maple season could potentially increase syrup production yields by at least 20 percent or $6 per tap profit. The farmer-driven NNYADP- funded trials in 2019-2020 tested that opportunity under northern New York conditions and regionality played a role in the results. Click here to read the report: https://www.nnyagdev.org/index.php/mapleforest/maple/.